Simple Flying - Daniel Martinez Garbuno

An air traffic control strike grounded flights in and out of West and Central Africa on Friday and Saturday. The industrial action, led by staff at the Union of Air Traffic Controllers' Unions (USYCAA), was due to a dispute over working conditions and pay. The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA) released a statement on Friday, saying that “a dangerous situation is developing related to the African ATC strike,” adding that it appeared that a number of controllers were replaced with unqualified and unlicensed people.

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